Create SharePoint solutions

You can create SharePoint applications in Visual Studio as an alternative to creating them in SharePoint Designer. Visual Studio promotes rapid SharePoint development by providing such features as advanced debugging tools, IntelliSense, statement completion, and project templates. Visual Studio also takes advantage of advanced .NET Framework-based tools and languages. You can develop SharePoint projects by using either Visual Basic or Visual C#, and you can develop app for SharePoint projects by using JavaScript.

For information about SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint add-ins, see SharePoint 2013 and Build apps for SharePoint.

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Find out how to use the new SharePoint add-in model to extend the SharePoint experience for your users. These add-ins have very small footprints compared to SharePoint solutions, and you can build them by using almost any web programming technology such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and XML.

Documentation Documentation

- Get started (SharePoint development in Visual Studio)
- Develop sharePoint solutions
- Localize SharePoint solutions
- Build and debug SharePoint solutions
- Package and Deploy SharePoint solutions
- Extend the SharePoint tools in Visual Studio
Documentation Featured Tasks

- Walkthrough: Create a site column, content type, and tist for SharePoint
- How to: Create an event receiver
- How to: Create a BDC model
- How to: Create a SharePoint Web Part
- How to: Create a User Control for a SharePoint application page or web part
Walkthroughs Walkthroughs

- SharePoint Development Walkthroughs
Code Samples Code Samples

- SharePoint Development Samples
- SharePoint Developer Downloads
Training Training

- Learn SharePoint Development
Forums Forums

- SharePoint Development with Visual Studio
- SharePoint 2010
Training Blogs

- Visual Studio SharePoint Development Blog
How Do I? Videos How Do I? Videos

- How Do I: Create Visual Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
- How Do I: Create Content Types for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
- How Do I: Create Site Definitions for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
- How Do I: Create a Business Data Connectivity Model for SharePoint 2010 Using Visual Studio 2010?
Channel 9 Videos Channel 9 Videos

- Overview of SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010
- Best Practices on Building SharePoint 2010 Web Parts with Visual Studio 2010
- SharePoint Feature and Package Designers in Visual Studio 2010
MSDN Developer Center MSDN Developer Centers

- Visual Studio Development Center
- SharePoint Developer Center
- SharePoint Server Developer Center
- SharePoint Designer Developer Center
- ASP.NET Developer Center
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